Texts

Cath Airtig‘The battle of Airtech’

  • Early Irish
  • Ulster Cycle

Classification

Ulster Cycle

Subjects

Cúscraid Mend MachaCúscraid Mend Macha (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – warrior in the Ulster Cycle, son of the Ulster king Conchobar mac Nessa.
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Conall CernachConall Cernach (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – warrior of the Ulaid in the Ulster Cycle; son of Amergin and Findchóem
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Ailill mac MátaAilill mac Máta (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – king of Connacht, husband of Medb of Connacht
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Medb ChrúachnaMedb Crúachna / Medb of Crúachan / Medb of Connacht (ass. time-frame: Subject:Ulster Cycle) – Queen of the Connachta, co-ruler with her husband Ailill mac Máta, in the Ulster Cycle. She is said to have a daughter, Findabair, and seven sons known as the seven Maines. Her lover is Fergus mac Róich.
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Airtech UchtlethanAirtech Uchtlethan
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UlaidUlaid
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ConnachtaConnachta
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Fir DomnannFir Domnann
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Airtech
Airtech, Artech
County Roscommon
Fir MalandFir Maland

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Crích MalandCrích Maland

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Sources

Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] [tr.] Best, R. I. [ed. and tr.], “The battle of Airtech”, Ériu 8 (1916): 170–190.
TLH – edition: <link> TLH – translation: <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Bhreathnach, Edel, “Tales of Connacht: Cath Airtig, Táin bó Flidhais, Cath Leitreach Ruibhe, and Cath Cumair”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 45 (Summer, 2003): 21–42.
Contributors
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen
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